Monthly Archives: October 2014

WiP- Oscar Cardi

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a couple of photos of this WiP. I am now nearing the finish line with only sleeve seaming, end weaving, and blocking. Oh, and buttons. Any ideas as to what kind? I am leaning towards wooden ones, but it may have to make a trip to the craft store with me.

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Proper FO Pics- Ruffles and Sproutlette

I’ve just returned home today from a wonderful vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains. How wonderful? Hubby is already planning our next visit. No joke. He’s right next to me on the couch on his phone scrolling through cabins trying to decide which one we want to rent next time.

Anywho… While we were on holiday, I snapped pictures of my girls wearing their knitted frocks. I had grand dreams of taking photos in the GORGEOUS gardens of the Biltmore Estate. But Hannah didn’t take a nap before our visit, and we ended up having to do the dreaded walk of shame back to the parking lot as she screamed and carried on in the stroller. Being 2 1/2 must be tough. She passed out in the car as we drove away from the estate. We stayed on the grounds and parked over by the farm/petting zoo/ wine shop/ ice creamery and let the gals snooze. After an acceptable amount of nappage time had elapsed, we woke them up and made the best of the rest of the day at Biltmore. So instead of beautiful gardens, the backdrop for these shots is the petting zoo. Ah, well. You roll with the punches when little kids are involved. On to the pictures!

Up first, Ruffles:

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And now Sproutlette:

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Not a Bad Place to Knit

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The start of a cardi for Ell' in the always delicious Malabrigo Rios.

Knitting in a rocking chair on the porch of our Smoky Mountain cabin while the rain falls.  Got about 3 stitches done before Ella woke up from her super short nap.  Ah well.  It was tranquil while it lasted.  Here’s hoping for a week of little, happy, peaceful moments with my loves.

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JOY

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“REJOICE evermore.  PRAY without ceasing.  In everything give THANKS.”

I pulled some beads and an elastic strap out of my crafting stuff to make an impromptu (1 minute) bracelet. A little reminder to keep my attitude and focus where it should be, stop the pity parties, and keep the grumpies away.

Because being a stay-at-home mommy is rarely easy.  :)

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